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I am doing an inventory of all users accounts on windows based computers. On the 2008 servers there is always a user account which is locked out and disabled? I doubt this has been done manually, i.e failed logins, any ideas if this is a default account?
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by:KCTS
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There is no default account so I'm not sure what you're asking
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by:pma111
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Not sure how else to word it. There is an account called "user" on every server, I wondered if this account was part of the windows setup. Just like administrator seems to be a default account, and guest...
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by:Radhakrishnan R
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Hi,

As far as i know, there are 2 accounts will be in disabled mode bydefault in 2008 1) Guest account (Built-in account) 2) krbtgt - Key Distribution Center Service account.

If any account is disabled other than this then i suspect this should have manually disabled or getting locked out automatically.
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by:pma111
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>getting locked out automatically

Can you explain this part?
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by:Radhakrishnan R
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Hi,

There are several reason for getting account lockout automatically

I.e - If any mapped drives mapped for users and it's not accessible, it could be conficker virus which cause AD account to lockout (you can see security audit failure logs), users entering wrong passwords several times etc..

There are several tools to trouble shoot the issue http://msexchangeguru.com/2012/03/08/ad-lockout/
http://www.intrustgroup.com/technical-blog/troubleshooting-accounts-that-repeatedly-get-locked-out

Hope this helps
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by:pma111
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yeah I was aware of the failed login one, can you expand on this though;

If any mapped drives mapped for users and it's not accessible
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There is no default account called user. System accounts excepted, the only accounts that are automatically created are 'Administrator' and 'Guest' (guest is disabled by default).
If you have an account called user, it must have been created.

If the account is getting locked out then its either being use to run services or connection to shares and the password has been changed.

See https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4585.account-locked-out-troubleshooting.aspx
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